Category: Massachusetts

It's all happening in Tanglewood, Massachusetts

It's all happening in Tanglewood, Massachusetts

This year’s Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic takes place  next weekend. Festivities include a winemaker reception, a wine auction and dinner, and – of course – a Grand Tasting. Taste premium wines from over 100 wineries including wines from the leading producing regions of the world. Don’t forget also, at the end of the month,
Fair Wind Air Charter begins Boston-based Learjet service

Fair Wind Air Charter begins Boston-based Learjet service

Fair Wind Air Charter, Florida’s premier platinum rated jet charter management company announced today the addition of a Learjet 35A to be based in the Boston area (KLWM Lawrence Airport) and is scheduled to begin service July 8th, 2008.   Currently the Fair Wind charter fleet consists of twelve privately owned jet aircraft based in
The 11th Nantucket Wine Festival

The 11th Nantucket Wine Festival

If you’re on Nantucket Island  and not sure what to do with the rest of the week, then check out the Nantucket Wine Festival, one of the island’s most celebrated events of the year. The focal point of the festival is the Grand Tasting (this year moved to the famous Nantucket Yacht Club)  where wine
Interview with Adam Healey of VibeAgent

Interview with Adam Healey of VibeAgent

Adam Healey  is CEO at VibeAgent, a site which combines user reviews, meta-search, and social networking to help you find the perfect hotel at the best available rate.   He   co-founded VibeAgent with Charles Seilheimer in 2006 on the back of over ten years of international experience in entrepreneurship, software development, management consulting and
A new hotel on Boston's waterfront

A new hotel on Boston's waterfront

The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, the first Renaissance property in downtown Boston, opens this week.   The $165 million hotel project is the next chapter in the fast-paced development story of the South Boston Waterfront’s Seaport District.    It has 471 guestrooms, including 21 suites, and features over 21,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space,
Infamous Boston jail is now a luxury hotel

Infamous Boston jail is now a luxury hotel

After a five-year, $150 million renovation, the old Charles Street jail is now a luxury hotel for guests who can afford to pay anywhere from $319 a night for the lowest-priced room to $5,500 for the Presidential Suite. The Liberty Hotel, at the foot of Boston’s stately Beacon Hill neighborhood, opened in September of this
Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Terry Knealing has dropped me a note to draw my attention to his top 10 choices for small luxury hotels worldwide over at LifeOnTop.com.   For the purposes of his list, small hotels are defined  as ones that  have less than 125 guest rooms and suites (so not necessarily all that small!) Here goes: Oberoi
Suite of the week: Bedroom Suite at The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA

Suite of the week: Bedroom Suite at The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA

Suite name: Bedroom Suite Resort: The Eliot Hotel, Boston, MA Size of accommodation: 450 sq ft Cost per night:  $295-$485 depending on time of year Who’s stayed there? Stephen King, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Kris Kristofferson, Geena Davis, Michael Winterbottom, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Carly Schroeder, Charlie Kaufman, Chris Cooper, Martin Scorcese,
Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow will depart New York on the 22nd May 2007 and head across the Atlantic to Southampton on a 16-day long voyage, calling at Boston, Halifax, the Azores, Cork, Waterford, and Plymouth. Aboard the vessel as guest of honour will be John Cleese, actor and comedian; he’ll be hosting the Silversea Film Festival  featuring
Renovations underway at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Renovations underway at the Boston Harbor Hotel

The Boston Harbor Hotel is in the midst of a $12-million renovation project which will include a dramatic remodelling of all 230 guest rooms and a complete overhaul of the largest function space, the Wharf Room. The most important components of the project are expected to be complete in early May 2007.

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels
Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Tahnya Butterfield is ‘Head Honcho’ for Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc., having previously worked in the hotel industry, human resources and organisational development consulting. She is a relentless collector of successful talent who immerse themselves in generating dynamite bespoke luxury shopping tours, style guides and precision personalised itineraries. What is it that  you do
Taj Boston opens on Arlington Street

Taj Boston opens on Arlington Street

Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces unveiled their second hotel in the US this week. The Taj Boston on Arlington Street in Boston is  an 80-year classic Beaux Arts landmark hotel, with 273 rooms,  that faces  the Boston Public Garden. The opening follows Taj Hotels’ 2005 lease agreement to operate and manage The Pierre in New

Top cruises in 2007

Two great deals from Voyana  spotted in a recent article from The Daily Telegraph: Celebrity‘s Consellation sails from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton via Ireland on 13th April April  2007 for 12 nights, from £439 cruise only. Costa‘s Costa Magica sails from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen on 1th May  2007 for 16 nights, from £749 cruise
Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala
Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Enjoy 15% off the Best Available Rate from now through to 24th  February 2007, with select Kimpton Hotels.  Participating hotels are in Alexandria, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Seattle,  Silicon Valley, Vancouver  and Washington DC.